I found this quick, easy, delightful recipe on the For the Love of Cooking web site. It makes one dozen super moist, super chocolate-y, super yummy cupcakes. This recipe is going into my "5 star file", that is for sure.
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil (I used vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup BOILING water
Preheat the oven to 350° and line a cupcake pan with 12 paper liners.
Sift together all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add the egg, milk, oil and vanilla and beat together with an electric mixer until combined.
Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the boiling water, mix until just combined but smooth.
The batter will be very watery looking, so don't be alarmed. Pour the batter evenly into the paper liners.
Bake in preheated oven for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean. Remove from oven and cool before frosting.
Do you have a craving for chocolate?
Give this a try, they are great.